Marriages-Unions-Intimate-Relationships



Marriages-Unions-Intimate-Relationships refers to traditional marriages between men and women,







living-together committed relationships,



romantic love relationships




This is what is meant when you see COUPLES on the navigation bar on this website. It include all couples, marriages,unions, and intimate relationships of all kinds.











including gay and lesbian civil unions (and samesex marriages),
















Couples seeking help and advice show up for therapy with the same issues, whether they have a marriage license or not, have been together for 20 years, or 2 years, have been dating for awhile, or have set up a household together, gay or straight, young and old, the issues are about INTIMACY and all relationshps have the same problems.



These can be broken down into SIX MAJOR ISSUES:











1. COMMUNICATION
2. CLOSENESS AND SPACE
3. FINANCES
4. SEX
5. PARENTING
6. INLAWS






Relationships are so very important. Marriages,unions,and intimate relationships have the potential to help us with our deepest personal wounds or,on the other hand, create for us our most heartfelt pain. It is through these relationships that we learn about ourselves. In the most positive sense, these relationshps can facilitate for us a deeper strength and spirituality and can be the vehicle for finding love and joy in our lives.

Sometimes this can feel like a "Baptism By Fire" because these intimate relationships can be difficult and challenging. In these times, keep in mind that if you have issues in your current relationship and you don't work them through, you very well could have the same issues in your next relationship. Our closest relationships mirror back our own personal emotional work. They are worth the commitment because they provide the greatest return.



HOW TO USE THE WEBSITE MOST EFFECTIVELY

Because relationships weigh so heavily on our lives, they are given a "Star Billing" on the website. There are several ways to use the site to your best advantage.

IF YOU WANT ADVICE OR WANT TO CHECK OUT THE ADVICE GIVEN TO OTHERS (WHO MAY HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM):

- Go to "Ask Dr. J. current questions and archives.

- Go to "Can this Relationship be Saved?" Current case study and archives - If you don't see a question or situation that relates to you,click on "WOULD YOU LIKE TO ASK A QUESTION" located on each page in the site and ask your question.




WOULD YOU LIKE TO ASK A QUESTION?


IF YOU WANT INFORMATION, TIPS, SELF HELP, ON MARRIAGE-UNONS-INTIMATE-RELATIONSHIP TOPICS, CLICK ON THESE LINKS WHICH WILL ALLOW YOU TO NAVIGATE THE VARIOUS TOPICS.

Are You an Anger Junkie?
Codependency
Marriages-Unions-Intimate-Relationshps: Couples Communication
Marriages-Unions-Intimate-Relationships: Money Problems
Parenting
Physical, Emotional, Sexual Abuse in Couples
Sex Therapy: Common Problems
Conflict Resolution
Case Studies: Can this Relationship Be Saved?